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Rummu, Estonia

Rummu Underwater Prison

The ruins of an Estonian prison are drowning in the quarry lake where the convicts were once forced to work.
Hiiu Parish, Estonia

Hill of Crosses (Estonia)

This small Estonian hill is covered in hand-made twig crosses that are said to bring good luck.
Ridala Parish, Estonia

Ungru Manor

The gutted remains of this Estonian mansion are a monument to a tragic love.
Tahkuna, Estonia

Military Structures of Hiiumaa

Wars fought and wars won are remembered by these abandoned bunker ruins.
Tartu, Estonia

Supilinn - The Soup Town

Historic slum of Tartu.
Reigi, Estonia

Hiiumaa Eiffel Tower

A wooden replica of France's famous tower.
Estonia

Hara Submarine Base

A decommissioned submarine base makes a great space for graffiti art.
Tallinn, Estonia

Linnahall

An empty relic of the Moscow Olympics crumbles away in the middle of Estonia.
Kaali, Estonia

Kaali Meteorite Crater Field

Mysterious craters may have been home to an ancient cult.
Saaremaa, Estonia

Kiipsaare Lighthouse

Once standing on solid ground, this slender beacon is a victim of the very shoreline it was charged with announcing.
Estonia

Saatse Boot

This peculiar border irregularity is the only way to legally enter Russia without a visa.
Tartu, Estonia

Museum of KGB Cells

The secret cells in the basement of the KGB's Estonian "Grey House" have been preserved as a grim Cold War museum.
Tallinn, Estonia

KGB Museum

"There's nothing there," and other lies the KGB told us.
Tallinn, Estonia

Patarei Sea Fortress-Prison

This imperial sea-fortress and Soviet prison.
Tallinn, Estonia

Seaplane Harbour

Disused seaplane hangar gets a second life as the jaw-dropping home of Estonia's museum of maritime history.
Tallinn, Estonia

Telliskivi Creative City

Estonia's largest creative city is a vibrant bohemian hub located within a former industrial complex.
Athens, Greece

Tower of the Winds

An ancient octagonal weather station named for the eight Greek gods of wind.
Riga, Latvia

Castle of Light

Latvia's symbolic mountain-shaped national library is home to millions of cultural tomes.
Tambon Ao Nang, Thailand

Chicken Island

This nugget of paradise earned its name for obvious reasons.
Porto, Portugal

Carmo and Carmelitas Churches

A hidden three-foot-wide house separates these two regal churches.
Santa Luzia, Portugal

Cemetery of Anchors

Dead weights honor the dead of Portugal's fishing industry.
Évora, Portugal

Almendres Cromlech

"Portugual's Stonehenge" is made up of nut-like stones aligned with the heavens.
Évora, Portugal

Portugal's Chapel of Bones

A 16th century chapel decorated with bones, skulls, and entire bodies hanging from the wall.
Portugal

Espigueiros do Soajo

A cluster of granite granaries perched on stilts.